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Law firm fends off appeal in spat with ex-client over $24.5M development
Professional Negligence 2022-06-27 11:21 pm By Christine Caulfield

Rigby Cooke has prevailed in an appeal by a former client that challenged a ruling for the law firm over a $24.5 million East Melbourne […]

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Banksia class action lawyers make $10.6M settlement offer
Class Actions 2022-03-03 10:58 pm By Christine Caulfield

Lawyers behind a scheme to defraud members of a class action over the collapse of Banksia Securities have offered $10.6 million to resolve a case […]

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Court to hold Bitcoin passwords in $10.3M case against Blockchain Global
Financial Services 2022-03-01 5:19 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Victoria Supreme Court will hold two passwords for Bitcoins in a secure location after a judge found that the loss of the passwords could […]

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‘Elephant in the room’: Judge questions conduct of some lawyers for Banksia legal team
Business of Law 2021-10-19 9:54 pm By Christine Caulfield

Last week’s judgment denouncing the scandalous behaviour of the legal team running the Banksia Securities class action cast a spotlight on the conduct of lawyers […]

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‘Arrogant’ barristers in Banksia class action struck off roll, face criminal probe
Legal Ethics 2021-10-11 5:00 pm By Christine Caulfield

Lawyers running the scandal-ridden Banksia class action have been struck from the roll of practitioners, will face criminal investigation and must pay group members $11.7 […]

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Day of reckoning arrives for Banksia class action lawyers
Feature 2021-10-08 10:50 pm By Christine Caulfield

It has been described as the darkest chapter in Victoria’s legal history, an exemplar of all that is terrible with class actions in Australia. A […]

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Judge denies law firm’s bid for indemnity costs, says $2.7M case not ‘hopeless’
Business of Law 2021-09-22 5:10 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A Melbourne law firm has lost its bid for indemnity costs after it failed to convince a judge that its settlement offer to a former […]

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Law firm defeats ex-client’s lawsuit over $24.5M property spat
Legal Ethics 2021-07-05 2:46 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A Melbourne law firm has triumphed in a lawsuit by a former client that accused it of breaching its fiduciary duty in “hard-fought” litigation over […]

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Banksia silk’s refusal to give evidence while seeking to reopen defence ‘inexcusable’, judge says
Class Actions 2021-03-24 4:56 pm By Christine Caulfield

Allowing former senior barrister Norman O’Bryan to reopen his defence in the Banksia class action while “avoiding the witness box” was clearly prejudicial, and futile […]

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Banksia silk Norman O’Bryan signals possible appeal after failure to reopen defence
Legal Ethics 2021-03-18 10:29 pm By Christine Caulfield

Once high-flying barrister Norman O’Bryan might seek to challenge a refusal by the judge overseeing the Banksia class action to revisit his abandoned defence and […]

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